Women & Ministry :: 3

The past few days I have posted both Renew Communities “position paper” on the role of women in ministry as well as the process and thinking behind that position. Today I wanted to share some resources that have been helpful for us (or at least short excerpts by people who have written well about this top).

  • Women, Ministry Roles & Scripture :: Dr. Ben Witherington III – A killer 7 minute video that addresses the 2 big passages arguing against women in ministry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5VQe_nuNJg)
  • Junia’s Not Alone by Scot McKnight (a short e-book about women of the Bible & the early church)
  • The Blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight (book about how we read the Bible, build our theologies & towards the end of the book he uses the issue of women as a great case study of how it all could work)
  • Women Ministering by Scot McKnight (if you don’t have time to read a whole book or even a short e-book this gives a very basic understanding of McKnight’s starting point in 2 pages)
  • Discovering our Evangelical Heritage by Donald Dayton  (this book gives great historical perspective of our evangelical roots. It’s exciting and refreshing throughout the whole book – with a small section exploring the role of women throughout this history)
  • Gender & Leadership in the Missional Perspective :: This is a workshop with Cherith Fee-Nordling & McKnight from a Missional Theology conference called Missio Alliance. It’ll cost you a couple of bucks but is WELL worth it.
  • How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership :: This is book that’s a collection of stories from people who went from believing women’s role in ministry is limited to believing they can serve in any role in the church.
There are many great resources available that argue for the limited role of women in ministry leadership but those are much easier to find (from my experience). If you’re interested check out teachings and writings from men like John Piper and Mark Driscoll. If you’d like more details on that please let me know and I will send or post them for you here.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jackie Piscura says:

    Bless you Andy and I hope you and your family are well. I was so excited to read your blog post and your position paper on women in ministry. I have so many thoughts about this and I guard my heart so that I can keep a balance between humility and freedom. In Christ I believe many women feel like a door has been opened to a cage and yet because of what has been taught about women in the Church they are afraid to fly out! This fear can take away their purpose and they become stagnant and depressed or they can turn to the world where their giftings can be exercised. Thank you for your encouragement with the truth of God’s Word which gives women permission to fly! I would like to check out some more of the teachings and writings from John Piper and Mark Driscoll please.

  2. ebmorrow says:

    Reblogged this on 2 Morrow / Our Life and commented:
    Part 3 of a great blog post.

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